General battery handling and disposal


Your Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™ includes a Roku remote and a pair of matched batteries, ready for immediate use. Although batteries are generally safe, like with all things, good practice and proper caution should be exercised.

Inserting batteries

To insert the batteries, slide the battery compartment open. The images below show the proper steps for inserting each battery.

  1. Insert the negative (-) terminal of the battery.
  2. Gently push the positive (+) terminal until the battery clicks into place.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second battery.

Note: Depending on the model of Roku remote, the negative and positive terminals may be in opposite directions for each battery.

Replacing batteries

Your Roku remote uses either AA or AAA size batteries as indicated inside the battery compartment.

If you have any issues with your Roku remote, always start by replacing the existing batteries with fresh new ones. Roku recommends using batteries from the same manufacturer when possible.

  • Replace all batteries at the same time
  • Do not use damaged, deformed or leaking batteries

Battery leaks

If a battery leak occurs, handle items with rubber gloves and protective eye wear to reduce chance of contact. If skin or eye contact does occur, flush immediately with clean water and seek medical assistance.


Always dispose of batteries following federal guidelines or local ordinances. Never dispose of used batteries in open fire.

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